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    Quote Originally Posted by Raffles View Post
    Not really, all I kept thinking is "this might well be gone by the time my children are my age".
    I was thinking more in terms of quality of show. There is so much bad stuff out there, it gives hope that quality is not forgotten. Should have clarified
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    Quote Originally Posted by Datura View Post
    That sounds like one worth while watching. Was that a BBC production Chris?
    I believe it was Ulrika. My wife says she thinks I have got the title wrong although it was something very similar to that. I googled it and found Churchill the wilderness years also Churchill the Hollywood years. I think it must have been the former. I can remember it being very good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mobyme View Post
    I believe it was Ulrika. My wife says she thinks I have got the title wrong although it was something very similar to that. I googled it and found Churchill the wilderness years also Churchill the Hollywood years. I think it must have been the former. I can remember it being very good.
    Thank you Chris, I shall look for it. I just love shows of this nature. There is so much I did not get to learn in school, our history class stopped in the year 1938. We were left totally in the dark about the horror of the war from the historical point of view and the cause of it, the destruction of course was all around us. It is different today, but back then some of the history teachers were of course Hitler youth in their young years, with a slightly excited bend when talking about those days.

    But I have learned plenty by now, especially through shows like the one you are talking about.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Datura
    I was thinking more in terms of quality of show. There is so much bad stuff out there, it gives hope that quality is not forgotten. Should have clarified
    Ah, in that case, definitely. That and The Private Life of Plants are my favourite documentaries ever I think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raffles View Post
    Ah, in that case, definitely. That and The Private Life of Plants are my favourite documentaries ever I think.
    I have not seen The Private Life of Plants yet, or maybe I have and do not remember the title, that happens a lot to me.

    I love the BBC dramas and mysteries as well. Who can forget Sherlock Holmes with Jeremy Brett? That to me is the standard for the character of Holmes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Raffles View Post
    He was a pretty interesting bloke, quite a good painter, a lover of butterflies, gardening and building brick walls, and a complete workaholic too.
    He also had a well documented problem with depression. Just take a look at all the references to Churchill's black dog.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tyssen View Post
    He also had a well documented problem with depression. Just take a look at all the references to Churchill's black dog.
    I guess a smart person like he was, seeing what was happening all around him would get depressed by the sheer overwhelming task to make people aware. It could also have been a medical condition, he did not sleep much at all, there might have been a physical cause.

    But what a brilliant man.
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    From what I gathered, it got pretty bad after he lost the election after the war. He seemed like a pretty multi-faceted guy and rather lonely really.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raffles View Post
    From what I gathered, it got pretty bad after he lost the election after the war. He seemed like a pretty multi-faceted guy and rather lonely really.
    Geniuses often are lonely. They can not find equals easily, it becomes boring and tedious to continue dialogue that is so very one sided. People like to have heroes, somebody to look up to. When the person is the one that is looked up to, where can he go?

    He also was a man of the mind who loved thinking. He might have preferred that as well. Serious thinking requires not to be interrupted and is very fulfilling.
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    The trick to remaining positive and optimistic sometimes is just not to think about things. Ignorance is bliss, even if delibrately sought after. Alas, genius' rarely have the luxury of this self-induced unawareness of surroundings.

    I shall let you know what I think about this biography, and seek out the documentry you have mentioned (much obliged for that).

    I like the following quote...

    Woman to Churchill: "If I was your wife Sir, I'd poison you!"
    Churchill: "Madam, if you were my wife, I'd let you!"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Datura View Post
    Serious thinking requires not to be interrupted and is very fulfilling.


    That is so very true, yet I've never heard anyone express that before.

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    I like the Columbo series. It's funny how every time he knows or at least has a very good idea who done it.

    I think they show the series on channel 5 and one of the other free view channels too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by armchaircritic View Post


    That is so very true, yet I've never heard anyone express that before.
    Well Andy, as you know, I love philosophy. Thinking is required there, long strings of thought connected and braided in order to understand something. In the end, after you have reached a conclusion, it is like a satisfying meal.

    Quote Originally Posted by spence_noodle View Post
    I like the Columbo series. It's funny how every time he knows or at least has a very good idea who done it.

    I think they show the series on channel 5 and one of the other free view channels too.
    I loved that show as well, I think I saw every episode of that back when it ran here. It has wit intertwined with seriousness very reminiscent of the British dramas.
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    One witty fool once said "to reach a conclusion, one must first tire of thinking."
    I can't remember who it was.

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    Quote Originally Posted by armchaircritic
    One witty fool once said "to reach a conclusion, one must first tire of thinking."
    I can't remember who it was.
    It makes sense if you think about it.




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    Does it? I can't conclude...

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    …needs to be investigated with deep thought
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    Quote Originally Posted by Datura
    …needs to be investigated with deep thought
    Deep Thought is really good. He told me what the meaning of life was.




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    Deep Thought always requires a pipe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shaun(OfTheDead) View Post
    Deep Thought is really good. He told me what the meaning of life was.

    So what is the meaning of life?
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    Just watch the monty python film and all questions are answered.

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    Quote Originally Posted by php_daemon
    So what is the meaning of life?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shaun(OfTheDead) View Post
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    I have forgot all about that film, even though I have it on dvd.


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